Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM) has gone to social media, specifically Twitter, to mark the events of the 1967 Detroit uprising.
On July 23, the station began tweeting the events of the 1967 Detroit uprising as they happened, as though Michigan Radio were on the scene, documenting in real time the confusion and chaos that spread through the city.
The project is drawing from a variety of academic and historic sources, including the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University and the Detroit Public Library. Reference books, including Sidney Fine’s “Violence in the Model City: The Cavanagh Administration,” “Race Relations” and ” Detroit Riot of 1967,” and Joel Stone’s “Detroit 1967: Origin, Impact, Legacies,” provided many details about the uprising.
Michigan Radio is also referencing and sharing news articles, radio reports, and television broadcasts from various media organizations created during and after the uprising of 1967.
Follow the Michigan Radio Stateside Twitter feed here.